A Prayer for the Nations of the World
Psalm 147:12-20, Psalm 33:6-22
Reflections of the Heart:
The Lord of the harvest is awaiting our prayers. He also beckons us to share His Gospel. As you are praying today, think of those persons in far away lands who have not heard the Gospel. Then, think about that family member, co-worker or neighbor near you who needs to hear of the wonderful saving power of Jesus Christ. Are you the one to share the Gospel today?
Father, we praise You as our God and King. We bless Your Name forever and ever. Everyday we will bless You and praise Your name forever. You are great and most worthy of praise. Your greatness is beyond discovery. Father, we thank You for teaching us how to pray. We are grateful for the freedom to worship You, our God. Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus Christ, for the redemption of all humankind. We thank You for touching the believers from all nations of the world to pray. Thank You, Father, for giving us Your Spirit and unifying us. We praise You for hearing our petitions and answering them. You are wonderful and we bless Your Name.
Father, You so loved the world that You gave Your one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life. We stand amazed at the fullness of Your love. We declare that all the earth will be filled with an awesome awareness of Your glory like the waters cover the sea. You have spoken this and we believe it will come to pass. Your word tells us that there will be a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing in front of Your throne and in front of the Lamb. And they will shout, “Salvation comes from our God on the throne and from the Lamb!” We confess that every person, tribe, nation, people and language will acknowledge that You are God of the nations and Your Son, Jesus Christ, is the liberator for all people. We confess people will be saved throughout the world.
Father, empower us by Your Holy Spirit so that we might fulfill the passion of Your Son. Unite, the church of Jesus Christ in all nations, so that the world will know the full measure of Your love. Holy Spirit, turn our attention to the task at hand so that we might make disciples of all nations. We ask You to call out and send forth a great multitude of workers to bring Your message of salvation to every nation, especially those nations that have yet to hear the message of Your great salvation and delivering power. Fill us with Your unconditional love, so that we can see each person as a new creation in Christ, destined to bring You glory.
List a few changes that need to occur in our world and begin to pray about them:
Father, forgive the Body of Christ for pride, competition, division, isolation, arrogance and selfish ambition that destroy Your witness to our communities and to the nations of the earth. As the Body of Christ, Holy Spirit, we admit that we may grieve You from time to time and limit Your great power through our carnality and our selfishness. We confess that we have not loved the world as You love the world. We ask You to help us. Forgive us for disobeying Your command to compel people to come to You. Forgive us for diluting the Gospel and denying Your power. Remind all of us to forgive others; and help us to forgive.
Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are the King of glory. You are the Lord Almighty. You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power, for You created everything. It is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created. Holy, holy, holy are You, the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is filled with Your glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 145:1-3, John 3:16, Habakkuk 2:14, Revelation 7:9-10, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 9:38, John 17:23, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11, Isaiah 6:3
Today, I will trust God to: